Thursday, March 7, 2013


It is now March 7 here in Rome.  In two days, our Novena to St. Joseph begins.  It would be an incredible blessing to have it end on the Feast of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church, on March 19, with the Inauguration of our new Pope!

Please join me in this 9 day Novena:

O glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we come to ask your powerful intercession in obtaining from the merciful Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces that we need for our spiritual and temporal welfare, and in particular the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore (silently recall the grace you are requesting).  O guardian of the Word incarnate, we know with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God, and that God will grant us whatever is for His greater glory and for our greatest good.

V.     O glorious St. Joseph, through your love of Jesus Christ and for the glory of his name,

R.     Hear our prayers and ask God to grant our petitions.

Let us Pray:

O glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain fur us pure, humble, and charitable hearts, and perfect conformity to the will of God.  Be our guide, our father and model during life so that we may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.  Dear St. Joseph, foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ, true spouse of the Virgin Mother of God, pray for us!!!

[May I please ask a humble remembrance in your prayers.]